I’m autistic! Let’s talk special interests.

But we ALL have interests. What makes yours so special? Oh, well… Perhaps it’s the glimmer in my eyes when my interests spring to mind. The ability to discuss my passion for hours upon hours with no boredom— Only gratitude. The joy gained from sharing my source of happiness with others. My special interest isContinue reading “I’m autistic! Let’s talk special interests.”

Life on the spectrum – From a personal perspective

I’m proud to be on the spectrum. What is Autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates and relates to other people. And how they experience the world around them. – National Autistic Society (NAS). Admittedly, life as an aspie isn’t always the easiest and at times I become frustratedContinue reading “Life on the spectrum – From a personal perspective”

Autism – Late diagnosis, the process and my reaction

I was diagnosed with high-functioning Autism in 2016, aged 19. Originally referred to as Aspergers Syndrome. Laura… I think you might be Autistic. I had no knowledge surrounding Autism. I believed my Therapist had confused me with another patient.  I succeeded through two nurseries, two mainstream schools (Primary and Secondary), and had recently finished myContinue reading “Autism – Late diagnosis, the process and my reaction”

University – Student life on the spectrum

I very recently finished my second university year, yay! As an Autistic Student, I feel that my experiences and abilities to handle given situations naturally vary from those of “neurotypicals”, and whilst that’s okay, it’s a matter I’ve been aiming to shed a little light on. I am diagnosed with high-functioning Autism (previously described asContinue reading “University – Student life on the spectrum”

Autism and me – Autism Awareness Month

It’s Autism Awareness Month throughout the whole duration of April and the second one I’ve proudly celebrated. (Yay!) I’ll regularly be updating my blog throughout the duration of April to share more in relation to Autism Awareness. I first began blogging about my Autism in 2017, a year after receiving my diagnosis. Just yesterday, myContinue reading “Autism and me – Autism Awareness Month”